enterokinase


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en·ter·o·ki·nase

 (ĕn′tə-rō-kī′nās′, -nāz′, -kĭn′ās′, -āz′)
n.
An enzyme secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa that catalyzes the conversion of trypsinogen to trypsin. Also called enteropeptidase.

enterokinase

(ˌɛntərəʊˈkaɪneɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) an enzyme in intestinal juice that converts trypsinogen to trypsin

en•ter•o•ki•nase

(ˌɛn tə roʊˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz, -ˈkɪn eɪs, -eɪz)
n.
an enzyme of the intestinal mucosa that promotes the conversion of trypsinogen into trypsin.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enterokinase - enzyme in the intestinal juice that converts inactive trypsinogen into active trypsin
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Translations
entérokinase
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For pBD-2 and cecropin P1 recovery, the purified pBD-2/cecropin P1 fusion peptides were digested with enterokinase (5 units/[micro]g of fusion peptide) to cleave the fusion protein to release the pBD-2 and cecropin P1.
Trypsin is secreted as the zymogen trypsinogen; it is converted in the intestine into the active enzyme trypsin by an enzyme called enterokinase.
15 [micro]g enterokinase (Roche Diagnostics) in 100 [micro]L of 50 mmol L Tris buffer, pH 8.
et al" 1983, "Isolation and Characterization of a specific enterokinase inhibitor from kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) "Biochem.